Establishment Republicans have absolutely no appetite for a showdown on ObamaCare before the 2014 mid terms.
As Charles Krauthammer explained on Special Report a few weeks ago, “what Republicans have learned from the shutdown of the government in the past, and the debt ceiling debacle of 2011, is never make a threat or a bluff that you cannot carry out. In the end, you cannot carry out a refusal to raise the debt ceiling and you cannot carry out a threat to shut down the government.”
But Senator Cruz has not backed down.
At last night’s big Defund Obamacare rally in Dallas, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) explained how Republicans can win an impasse with the President on Obamacare.